Mara, Chipper got a hit, maybe 2, and a walk, maybe 2. Can’t remember. Escobar .188, McOut .188ish, Omar .319ish… Who would you play???? I know Bobby doesn’t like playing Omar in the OF b/c he likes having another infielder on the bench. Here’s a crazy concept, if and when an infielder gets hurt in a game- cough, Chipper, cough- I think your allowed to move a guy from the OF and put him in an IF position. I still think Escobar is a much better player than McOut. Melky should play CF, which is something I never thought I’d think again. Use the Omar/Hinske combo in LF since Hinske struggles against lefties. After listening to a Frank Wren interview about the team, and this is reading a lot into it, I think he will make a move for another outfield bat if McOut doesn’t come around. He said he was open to making moves if guys can’t turn it around, and he sounded like he will make a trade at some point to fill holes, which is needed if you want to play in October.
IDK, he also said he wants to keep all his young pitchers on the farm b/c the odds of all of them turning into ML pitchers are very slim. That said, if he wants another bat before the deadline, then he’s probably going to have to part with some of them. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Schafer traded. Prado is a great leadoff man, and Schafer plus Redmond, Resop, and maybe a couple other pitchers could probably get another power bat so we actually have a legit cleanup hitter. The Braves have a ton of good young arms and no cleanup hitter…..
I admit it: I talk to myself. Don’t we all? (don’t answer that) Last night at the game I asked myself, “Wonder where Garret Anderson is now?” I feel better now:
May 24: Anderson has had 17 at-bats and four starts, leading to a 2-for-4 performance Sunday, his first multi-hit game of the year. (ouch!)
160 average, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 runs. (insert Price is Right losing horns here)
Today’s lineup: Prado, Infante, MANBEAST, Glaus, Escobar, Cabrera, Ross, McOut, Car Keys. Infante’s playing 3rd today. Maybe we actually get a sweep with a decent lineup. The Venezuelan Dynamic Duo + MANBEAST= Runs. Does anyone know of a site where you can customize an MLB jersey? I want a number 22 jersey, but I want it to say MANBEAST on the back instead of Heyward. MANBEAST seems more appropriate. Steve, if you get a shot at an interview with Heyward, suggest the name change. It could be like Ochocinco, except it won’t be annoying: Jason MANBEAST.
The same article mentions that Minor in the Majors before the end of the year is also a strong possibility. Then there’s still Delgado, Teheran, Vizcaino, and Masters. Now you see why I mentioned the possibility of trading some of these guys. Wren said Venters will probably start in the future, so the Braves have like 9 potential starters in their early 20s: Resop, Medlen, Hanson, Vizcaino, Delgado, Teheran, Masters, Minor, and Venters. Resop is the exception, since his old self is 27, lol. I guess you could put the ones who don’t start in the pen with Kimbrel, Dunn, and Marek. It just seems like a lot of pitchers when you throw in the older guys who are good like Moylan and Hudson. I didn’t mention JJ because I don’t think they can resign him, but they will still have him for a few more years. He’s a Scott Boras guy.
I don’t get why he didn’t pull him after the leadoff walk. I guess the guy who went yard must have been one of those by the book righty/righty match ups. He pulled him to bring EOF to face a guy hitting .174…..